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UConn gets walloped in 55-14 loss to Memphis

To put it lightly, the UConn Huskies might be the worst football team in FBS right now.  Hell, they might be the worst football team in all of college football.  Saturday was just another example of that, as the Huskies were completely outmatched by a good but not overpowering Memphis football team.  They lost 55-14, but the game wasn’t even that close.

UConn’s defense was once again historically bad, missing multiple tackles on Darrell Harrison’s 61 yard run, giving up 50+ points for what feels like the 15th team this season, and giving very little effort throughout.  It’s completely understandable for them to be outplayed because they’re a very young team, but it’s completely unacceptable to miss tackles due to lack of effort and look uninspired throughout the game.

The defense gave up 55 points, eight touchdowns to be exact, and have now given up an FBS high 273 points.  They’re 1-5, will probably not win more than three games because of this defense, and barely beat the FCS Rhode Island Rams, who they gave up 49 points to.

Memphis ran wild on the UConn defense, rushing for nearly 400 yards (378 total),  and six touchdowns on 40 carries.  Memphis quarterback was able to throw for 239 yards on 16 of 18 passing with a passing touchdown.  Memphis scored on their first eight drives before putting in the second team.

UConn wasn’t good on offense, as David Pindell threw for only 190 yards and threw two interceptions he’d like to have back.  UConn also gave up the ball four more times, two interceptions by Pindell, an interception and fumble by backup Marvin Washington.

It doesn’t matter what the offense does, because this is the sixth straight game that the defense has given up 500 or more yards this season.  That’s also an FBS record.  This defense is setting records, but in all the wrong ways.  Randy Edsall must not be happy, but it’s also on the coaching staff to get these young men prepared for games like this.  If UConn isn’t up for a division game, when will they wake up?  This season can’t end soon enough.

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